Episodes

Holding cities and companies accountable in how they treat the environment

Sept. 30, 2022

After looking at the news this week and seeing two hurricanes rip through various countries causing trillions in damages, it's hard not to think about climate change and how everything is getting worse. I find it difficult t…

The educational importance of The Salmon People podcast

Sept. 28, 2022

My University was and still is known as an Agricultural School. One program that was being heavily promoted at our school and in my program was that of aquaculture. I didn't know much about aquaculture before I took a class …

Study finds noise caused by humans are affecting deep sea animals

Sept. 26, 2022

There are times that we, as humans, think that we can't affect the ocean because it is so big and so deep. In fact, there used to be a saying: "The solution to pollution is dilution." But scientists and engineers realized th…

Patagonia makes Earth their only shareholder

Sept. 23, 2022

The world is changing at a rapid rate and governments are scattering to catch up with a policy to try and stop the changes. But the changes are starting to get companies to rethink their priorities from only making a profit …

Information Around Lobster Fisheries And Salmon Aquaculture Are Causing War Of Words

Sept. 21, 2022

There are two major issues that have to do with fisheries that could affect the way you choose your sustainable seafood, but each issue can be confusing to find the information that would make it easy for you to make the bes…

Tribal salmon fisheries failures happening more often

Sept. 19, 2022

The US government has declared tribal salmon fisheries along the west coast failures for a number of years due to a number of factors that include everything from river pollution to climate change, but will the payments offe…

How should we pursue sustainable products to protect the ocean?

Sept. 16, 2022

I was scrolling through Twitter the other day and I came across a post that was retweeted by a friend of mine. The post was a graph that looked at how long it would take to break down various bags (plastic bags vs re-useable…

Communicate to your local communities can help global good

Sept. 14, 2022

There are often times that I look at the news and hear the disasters that are happening all over the world and in my own backyard, I get overwhelmed and doubt whether we are going to be able to protect the oceans and ourselv…

Paul Watson is out. Is there a turning of the tide at Sea Shepherd?

Sept. 12, 2022

For 45 years, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been know for its Direct Action Campaigns that led to controversial means to stop illegal activity in the open sea. The organization was led by Captain Paul Watson, who…

Work in Marine Science and Conservation by doing what you are good at

Sept. 9, 2022

My Master's advisor used to tell me that I would be great in a technical job within the marine science and conservation field and he was right as at the time I worked in a very technical part of the field as a marine technic…

Can free online science and communication courses provide inspiration to protect the ocean

Sept. 7, 2022

I've known that I wanted to be a marine biologist ever since I was 14 years old and dreamed of being on ships to work to protect the ocean. But I struggled to find information on the ocean as I did have access to the web at …

Community support and legislations proves helpful in restoring mangroves for small villages in the Philippines

Sept. 5, 2022

Mangroves provide protection along the coastline from erosion due to wave action and are a biodiversity haven that produces ample fisheries for local villages. But with bounty often comes increased popularity and in the case…

COVID made it difficult to find work experience, so how do you move forward

Sept. 2, 2022

Last week, I discussed how to get experience to help you get your first job in marine science and conservation; however, COVID put a wrench in many college-level students that impaired their ability to get experience. So now…

Why can't we agree to protect the high seas?

Aug. 31, 2022

A recent meeting in New York at the UN headquarters was not very productive for the High Seas. An agreement could not be met to protect the high seas in four key areas. The lack of an agreement leaves many ocean species vuln…

How much sewage is being released to your coastline?

Aug. 29, 2022

The UK is facing a number of beach closures due to sewage run-off as water companies are bypassing treatment and dumping raw sewage. Sewage run-off is supposed to happen on rare occasions; however, water companies are allowi…

Ways to get experience for your first job in marine science and conservation

Aug. 26, 2022

POV - You just graduated with your BSc in Biology with a concentration in Marine Science and you are super excited to start a new career in the field of Marine Science and Conservation, but you noticed that every job require…

Can people get excited about science again?

Aug. 24, 2022

The last 5 decades have been a rough one for the science field and it doesn't look like it's going to get better. Politicians and fringe groups are denying climate change and the scientific process around various tools to he…

How synthetic biology can help protect the ocean with Dr. Milton Muldrow Jr.

Aug. 22, 2022

Dr. Milton Muldrow Jr., Director of Natural Science Programs at Wilmington University (Delaware) joins me on the podcast today to discuss how synthetic biology can play a role in protecting the ocean.  Milton talks about his…

I hit a huge milestone for the podcast and why it makes me want to podcast more!

Aug. 19, 2022

I launched this podcast to help people understand what is happening in the ocean and how they can help so I can stay connected to the ocean and its conservation. But I did not know that I would reach this many people when I …

How you can use the example of baby sea turtles as a way to explain climate change to your family and friends

Aug. 17, 2022

Explaining climate change is not a simple exercise, especially when there is so much misinformation floating around the web, and some times the material can be complex to explain, but there are ways to explain how climate ch…

Risso's Dolphins herd pilot whales away from their habitat in the Azores

Aug. 15, 2022

Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) are beautiful creatures and they display a number of different behaviours that we often like to watch. The behaviours are usually friendly ones such as bow riding or breaching the …

Is Canada's single use plastic ban enough to reduce plastic waste, Oceana Canada thinks we can do more

Aug. 12, 2022

Canada just passed a law to ban 6 types of single-use plastics across the nation over the next 3 years in an unprecedented move to curb plastic waste, but some people think that Canada can do more, including Oceana. I am goi…

Transparency an issue at Deep-Sea mining meetings in Jamaica, says scientists

Aug. 8, 2022

The International Seabed Authority, which is responsible for overseeing the development of deep-sea mining in international waters AND protecting the ocean met to negotiate a set of regulations to determine if deep-sea minin…

You must show this one personality trait if you want a job in Marine Science and Conservation

Aug. 5, 2022

When I speak to people about their careers in Marine Science and Conservation, I can sense how badly they want a job and build their careers. It's hard to describe how I can notice it, but if you have it then go after it. Bu…